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ACerS Committees

Executive Committee

  • President:                Tatsuki Ohji / National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
  • President-elect:       Dana Goski / Allied Mineral Products, Inc.
  • Past President:        Sylvia Johnson / NASA (retired)
  • Treasurer:                Stephen Houseman / Harrop Industries, Inc.
  • Executive Director:  Mark Mecklenborg  / ACerS

Board of Directors

  • Mario Affatigato / Coe College
  • Helen Chan / Lehigh University
  • Monica Ferraris /  Politecnico di Torino
  • Kevin Fox / Savannah River National Laboratory
  • William Headrick / Missouri Refractories Co.
  • John Kieffer / University of Michigan
  • Sanjay Mathur / University of Cologne
  • Martha Mecartney / University of California, Irvine
  • Jingyang Wang / Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science, Institute of Metal Research
  • Stephen Freiman, Parliamentarian / Freiman Consulting, Inc.

Finance Committee

  • Stephen Houseman, Chair / Harrop Industries, Inc.
  • Tatsuki Ohji / National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
  • Dana Goski / Allied Mineral Products, Inc.
  • Kevin Fox / Savannah River National Laboratory
  • Martha Mecartney / University of California, Irvine
  • Marina Pascucci / CeraNova Corp.

Past Presidents Council

  • 1973: James Johnson
  • 1977: Lyle Holmes
  • 1978: John Wachtman
  • 1987-88: Dale Niesz
  • 1988-89: William Rhodes
  • 1989-90: William Payne
  • 1990-91: Robert Eagan
  • 1991-92: Dennis Readey
  • 1994-95: David Johnson
  • 1995-96: Delbert Day
  • 1996-97: Carol Jantzen
  • 1997-98: James McCauley
  • 1998-99: Steven Freiman
  • 1999-00: Paul Becher
  • 2000-01: Robert Oxnard
  • 2001-02: James Houseman
  • 2002-03: Gary Messing
  • 2003-04: Kathryn Logan
  • 2004-05: John Marra
  • 2006-07: Katherine Faber
  • 2007-08: L. David Pye
  • 2008-09: John Kaniuk
  • 2009-10: Edwin Fuller
  • 2010-11: Marina Pascucci
  • 2011-12: George Wicks
  • 2012-13: Richard Brow
  • 2013-14: David Green
  • 2014-15: Kathleen Richardson
  • 2015-16: Mrityunjay Singh
  • 2016-17: William Lee
  • 2017-18: Michael Alexander
  • 2018-19: Sylvia Johnson

Nominating Committee

  • 2019-20: Sylvia Johnson, Chair / NASA (retired)
  • 2017-20: Geoff Brennecka / Colorado School of Mines
  • 2017-20: Shibin Jiang / AdValue Technology LLC
  • 2017-20: Dileep Singh / Argonne National Laboratory
  • 2018-21: Keith Bowman / University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • 2018-21: Martin Harmer / Lehigh University
  • 2018-21: Klaus-Markus Peters / Fireline, Inc.
  • 2019-22: Palani Balaya / National University of Singapore
  • 2019-22: Glenn Gates / Walters Art Museum
  • 2019-22: Michael Halbig / NASA Glenn Research Center

Publications Committee

  • 2016-20: David Poerschke, Chair 2018-20 / University of Minnesota
  • 2016-20: Kathleen Cissel / Air Force Research Lab
  • 2017-21: Fei Chen / Wuhan University of Technology
  • 2017-21: Rick Ubic / Boise State University
  • 2018-22: Bikramjit Basu / IISc Bangalore
  • 2018-22: Peter Kroll / University of Texas at Arlington
  • 2019-23: Brian Gorman / Colorado School of Mines
  • 2019-23: Adam Stevenson / Saint-Gobain

Book Publishing Sub-Committee

  • 2016-20: Jake Amoroso / Savannah River National Laboratory
  • 2016-20: Eva Hemmer / University of Ottawa
  • 2016-20: Janet Callahan / Michigan Technological University
  • 2017-20: Bikramjit Basu / IISc Bangalore
  • 2017-20: Ed Gorzkowski / Naval Research Labs
  • 2018-21: Gurpreet Singh / Kansas State University

Bulletin Editorial Advisory Board

  • 2017-20: Kang Lee / NASA Glenn Research Center
  • 2017-20: Fei Chen / Wuhan University of Technology
  • 2018-21: Daryl Butt / University of Utah
  • 2018-21: Michael Cinibulk / Air Force Research Laboratory
  • 2019-22: Eliana N. Muccillo / Nuclear & Energy Research Institute
  • 2019-22: Oomman K. Varghese / University of Houston

Meetings Committee

  • 2015-20: Rodney Trice, Chair 2018-20 / Purdue University
  • 2017-20: Shen Dillon / University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 2017-20: C-W Kim / Mo-Sci Corporation
  • 2018-21: Josh Pelletier / Imerys Aluminates
  • 2018-21: Taylor Sparks / University of Utah
  • 2019-22: Kathleen Cissel / MacAulay Brown, Inc.
  • 2019-22: Jessica Rimsza / Sandia National Laboratories

Member Services Committee

  • 2014-20: Kristin Breder, Chair 2017-20 / Saint-Gobain High Performance Materials
  • 2016-20: Kim Kurtis / Georgia Tech
  • 2017-21: Valerie Wiesner / NASA Glenn Research Center
  • 2018-22: Lisa Rueschhoff / Air Force Research Laboratory
  • 2018-22: Thomas Fischer / University of Cologne
  • 2019-23: Christos-Edward Athanasikou / Brown University
  • 2019-23: Surojit Gupta / University of North Dakota

Diversity and Inclusion Sub-Committee

  • 2017-20: Keith Bowman, Chair 2019-20 / University of Maryland, Baltimore Count
  • 2017-20: Kristen Brosnan, Chair-elect 2019-20 / GE Global Research
  • 2017-20: Shen Dillon, Past Chair 2019-20 / University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 2017-20: Mark Davis / SCHOTT North America, Inc.
  • 2017-20: Katherine Faber / California Institute of Technology
  • 2017-21: Javier Garay / University of California Riverside
  • 2017-21: Qiang Fu / Corning Incorporated
  • 2017-22: Sossina Haile / Northwestern University
  • 2018-23: Ryan McCarty / Stanford University
  • 2018-23: Veena Tikare / Sandia National Laboratories
  • 2019-24: Ashley Hampton / RHI Magnesita
  • 2019-24: Thomas Reeve / Lawrence Livermore Nat’l Lab
  • 2018-20: Keith Bowman, Liaison to Multi-Society Diversity Council / University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Society Awards Committee

  • 2018-20: Monica Ferraris, Chair 2019-20 / Politecnico di Torino - DISAT
  • 2019-21: Ivar Reimanis / Colorado School of Mines

Distinguished Life Members Sub-Committee

  • 2015-20: George Wicks, Chair 2019-20 / Applied Research Center
  • 2016-21: Martin Harmer / Lehigh University
  • 2017-22: James Houseman / Harrop Industries, Inc.
  • 2018-23: Marina Pascucci / CeraNova Corporation
  • 2019-24: Amar Bhalla / University of Texas at San Antonio

Panel of Fellows Sub-Committee

  • 2015-21: Dileep Singh, Chair 2019-20; Engineering Ceramics Division / Argonne National Laboratory
  • 2016-22: Ed Fuller, Art, Archaeology & Conservation Science Division / North Carolina State University
  • 2017-20: Karren More, Basic Science Division / Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • 2018-21: Julian Jones, Bioceramics Division / Imperial College London
  • 2015-21: David Lange, Cements Division / University of Illinois
  • 2006-21: Amar Bhalla, Electronics Division / University of Texas at San Antonio
  • 2015-21: Dileep Singh, Engineering Ceramics Division / Argonne National Laboratory
  • 2016-22: Jackie Johnson, Glass & Optical Materials Division / University of Tennessee Space Institute
  • 2015-21: Bill Carty, Manufacturing Division / Alfred University
  • 2018-21: Yutai Katoh, Nuclear & Environmental Technology Division / Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • 2010-22: Jeff Smith, Refractory Ceramics Division / Missouri University of Science & Technology
  • 2019-22: Mike Alexander, Structural Clay Products / Allied Mineral Products, Inc.
  • 2017-20: Geoff Brennecka, Education and Professional Development Council / Colorado School of Mines

Orton Memorial Lecture Sub-Committee

  • 2017-20: Subhash Risbud, Chair 2019-20 / University of California, Davis
  • 2018-21: Gary Messing / Pennsylvania State University
  • 2019-22: Jingyang Wang / Institute of Metal Research

Ross Coffin Purdy Award Sub-Committee

  • 2015-20: Toshihiro Ishikawa, Chair 2019-20 / Tokyo University of Science, Yamaguchi
  • 2016-21: Julian Jones / Imperial College London
  • 2017-22: Haiyan Wang / Purdue University
  • 2018-23: Kathleen Richardson / University of Central Florida
  • 2019-24: Lisa Klein / Rutgers University

John Jeppson Award Sub-Committee

  • 2017-20: Hisayuki Suematsu, Chair 2019-20 / Nagaoka University of Technology
  • 2017-20: Josh Pelletier / Imerys Aluminates
  • 2017-20: Julie Schoenung / University of California - Irvine
  • 2018-21: Beth Opila / University of Virginia
  • 2018-21: Jill Glass /
  • 2018-21: Yanchun Zhou / Aerospace Research Institute of Materials & Processing Technology
  • 2019-22: Ruyan Guo / University of Texas at San Antonio
  • 2019-22: Jie Zhang / Institute of Metal Research
  • 2019-22: Katalin Balazsi / Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Coble Award Sub-Committee

  • 2015-20: Evelyn De Liso, Chair 2019-20 / DeLumiere Materials Consulting
  • 2016-21: Jon Binner / University of Birmingham
  • 2017-22: Wataru Sakamoto / Nagoya University
  • 2018-23: Charles Lewinsohn / CoorsTek, Inc.
  • 2019-24: Elizabeth Hoffman / Savannah River National Lab

Frontiers of Science & Society Rustum Roy Lecture Sub-Committee

  • 2017-20: Bruce Dunn / University of California Los Angeles
  • 2018-21: Greg Rohrer / Carnegie Mellon University
  • 2019-22: Palani Balaya / National University of Singapore

W. David Kingery Award Sub-Committee

  • 2017-20: Zhengyi Fu, Chair 2019-20 / Wuhan University of Technology
  • 2017-20: Nobuhito Imanaka / Osaka University
  • 2018-21: Carolina Tallon / Virginia Tech
  • 2018-21: Bikramjit Basu / IISc Bangalore
  • 2019-22: Valentina Casalegno / Politecnico Di Torino
  • 2019-22: Hui-Suk Yun / Korea Institute of Materials Science

Spriggs Phase Equilibria Award Sub-Committee

  • 2017-20: Kathy Lu, Chair 2019-20 / Virginia Tech
  • 2017-20: Pelegia (Perena) Gouma / The Ohio State University
  • 2018-21: Per Eklund / Linkoping University
  • 2018-21: Ricardo Castro / University of California, Davis
  • 2019-22: Yiquan Wu / Alfred University
  • 2019-22: Isabel Knowlton Lloyd / University of Maryland

Richard M. Fulrath Awards Sub-Committee

  • 2016-21: Susan Troiler-McKinstry, Chair 2019-21 / Pennsylvania State University
  • 2015-20: Koji Watari / National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
  • 2017-22: Andrew Gyekenyesi / Ohio Aerospace Institute
  • 2018-23: Kiyoshi Shimamura / National Institute for Materials Science
  • 2019-24: Michael Halbig / NASA Glenn Research Center

Corporate Environmental Achievement Award Sub-Committee

  • 2017-20: Thomas Webster, Chair 2019-20 / Northeastern University
  • 2018-21: Kristin Breder / Saint-Gobain High Performance Materials
  • 2019-22: Shawn M. Allan / Lithoz America, LLC

Corporate Technical Achievement Award Sub-Committee

  • 2017-20: Cheol-woon (C-W) Kim, Chair 2019-20 / Mo-Sci Corporation
  • 2018-21: Reinhard Lenk / CeramTec GmbH
  • 2019-22: Shoko Suyama / Toshiba Corp.

Darshana and Arun Varshneya Frontiers of Glass Lectures Committee

  • 2017-20: Himanshu Jain, Chair 2019-20 / Lehigh University
  • 2018-21: Laeticia Petit / Tempere University of Technology
  • 2019-22: George Wicks / Applied Research Center

Du-Co Ceramics Young Professional Award Committee

  • 2018-19:  Charmayne Lonergan, Chair / Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • 2018-19:  Kristin Breder / Saint-Gobain High Performance Materials
  • 2018-19:  Eva Hemmer / University of Ottawa

Medal for Advancement in Ceramic Research and Technology Award Committee

  • 2015-20: Shibin Jiang, Chair 2019-20 / Advalue Technology LLC
  • 2016-21: Clive Randall / Pennsylvania State University
  • 2017-22: Alexander Michaelis / Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies & Systems IKTS
  • 2018-23: Stuart Hampshire / University of Limerick
  • 2019-24: Sudipta Seal / University of Central Florida

Geijsbeek PACRIM International Award Committee

  • 2017-21: Jingyang Wang / Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science, Institute of Metal Research
  • 2017-21: Rajiv Asthana / University of Wisconsin-Stout
  • 2019-23: Mrityunjay Singh / OAI, NASA
  • 2019-23: Sungwook Mhin. KCerS
  • 2019-23: Sushu Kirihara, CerSJ

Global Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation Award Committee

  • 2017-19: Elizabeth Dickey / North Carolina State University
  • 2017-20: Jow-Lay Huang / National Cheng Kung University
  • 2017-21: Roger Narayan / North Carolina State University
  • 2018-22: William Lee / Imperial College London
  • 2019-23: Winnie Kwai Wong-Ng / NIST

Navrotsky Award for Experimental Thermodynamics of Solids Sub-Committee

  • 2018-20: Geetu Sharma, Chair 2019-20 / University of California, Davis
  • 2018-21: Trudy Kriven / University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 2018-22: Shmuel Hayuns / Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
  • 2018-23: Hans Seifert / Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • 2019-24: Gustavo Costa / Vantage Parnters, LLC, NASA

Strategic Planning & Emerging Opportunities Committee

  • 2019-20: Dana Goski, Chair, President-elect / Allied Mineral Products, Inc.
  • 2019-20: Elizabeth Dickey, President-elect nominee / North Carolina State University
  • 2018-20: David Poerschke, Publications Committee Chair / University of Minnesota
  • 2018-20: Rodney Trice, Meetings Committee Chair / Purdue University
  • 2017-20: Kristin Breder, Member Services Committee Chair / Saint-Gobain High Performance Materials
  • 2017-20: Kelley Wilkerson, Member / Allied Mineral Products, Inc.
  • 2018-21: Valerie Wiesner, Member / NASA Glenn Research Center
  • 2018-21: Eva Hemmer, Member / University of Ottawa
  • 2019-22: Manabu Fukushima / National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology

Material Advantage Committee

  • Marissa Reigel / Savannah River National Laboratory
  • Valerie Wiesner / NASA Glenn Research Center
  • Edmund Moore / United State Air Force
  • R. Allen Kimel /

ABET Representatives

  • Janet Callahan / Michigan Technological University
  • Harrie Stevens / Alfred University (retired)
  • Bill Mullins / U.S. Navy
  • Alix Clare / New York State College of Ceramics
  • William Hammetter /
  • Grant Norton /

Young Professionals Network

  • Charmayne Lonergan, Co-chair / Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Kathleen Cissel, Co-chair  / UES at Air Force Research Lab

Education and Professional Development Council

  • Janet Callahan, Co-chair / Michigan Technological University
  • Co-chair

Humanitarian Activities Network

  • Ian Nettleship, Co-chair / University of Pittsburgh
  • Clive Randall, Co-chair / Pennsylvania State University

Presidents Council of Student Advisers

  • Scott McCormack, Chair / University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Kimiko Nakajima, Communications Committee Chair / University of California, Davis
  • Christopher Kassner, Outreach Committee Co-chair / University of Virginia
  • Peter Meisenheimer, Outreach Committee Co-chair / University of Michigan
  • Michael Walden, Programming Committee Chair / Colorado School of Mines
  • Adrianna Lupercio, Recruitment Committee Chair / Boise State University
  • Tyler Grant, External Partnership Committee Chair / University of Virginia